Nigeria records 51 new coronavirus infections for a total of 493 cases in 19 states with death toll of 17

Nigeria has recorded 51 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total confirmed cases to 493 and 17 deaths. At least 159 patients have since recovered.

The Nigerian center for disease control (NCDC) said in a tweet that 32 of the new infections were in the commercial city of Lagos, 6 in Kano 5 in Kwara, 2 in FCT, 2 in Oyo, 2 in Katsina, 1 in Ogun, 1 in Ekiti

“As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 159 Deaths: 17,” the CDC tweeted.

As at 10:10 pm on April 17, there were 19 Nigerian states plus the federal capital territory Abuja with confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Lagos had 283 cases, the FCT had 69, Kano- 27 Osun- 20 Edo- 15 Oyo- 15 Ogun- 10 Kwara- 9 Katsina- 9 Bauchi- 6 Kaduna- 6 Akwa Ibom- 6 Delta- 4 Ondo- 3 Ekiti- 3 Enugu- 2 Rivers-2 Niger- 2 Benue- 1 Anambra- 1

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